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Local teens face off in premier youth culinary, restaurant management competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Stephanie McManus Communications Advocacy Manager 360-956-7279   Local teens face off in premier youth culinary, restaurant management competition LAKEWOOD, WASH. – Future master chefs and

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Washington Hospitality Association 2016 endorsements

Each year the Washington Hospitality Association Government Affairs Committee endorses candidates who support restaurants and hotels and who will work to keep a thriving business sector in our state. Below is our of current

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Quick Service is Data Driven

Fishbowl – There’s a massive change underway as best practices from retail and e-commerce find their way into the restaurant industry. These industries were the first to harness data in

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An Unemployment Case Analysis

WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS Background The claimant filed for benefits after being discharged. He was allowed benefits upon a finding that he was fired, but not for misconduct connected with his work.

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Seattle Hospitality Job Fair – Goodwill and WA Hospitality

Hospitality Job Fair Presented by Washington Hospitality Association Education Foundation, Seattle Goodwill & WorkSource ,Seattle-King County Business Services Featuring 100’s of Hospitality and Restaurant jobs! WHERE: Seattle Goodwill 700 Dearborn Place,

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Former California Secretary of Commerce Hatamiya Talks Scheduling in Seattle June 21

Lon Hatamiya, former secretary of the California Technology, Trade and Commerce Agency, will tell Seattle City Councilmembers on June 21 that his study of new restrictive scheduling in San Francisco shows the unintended negative impact on flexible, part-time work and how employers are frustrated by new penalties caused by unforeseen circumstances.

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Mayor Murray and Councilmember Burgess Propose New Rules for Short-term Rentals

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Councilmember Tim Burgess this week announced a proposal to prevent long-term rental units from being converted to short-term rentals, while still providing residents the ability to earn additional income by renting out their homes.

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Seattle businesses face fines for non-compliance with all-gender restroom ordinance

The WRA/WLA government affairs team has learned that the City of Seattle is starting to send compliance letters to businesses that do not have gender neutral signage on their single-occupancy restrooms. If a business does not comply within 30 days, it faces fines.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Earth Day is every day

Local sourcing of food products, food waste reduction, energy conservation, sustainable seafood, environmental sustainability – you name it, restaurants are going “green” in a major way.

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Farm to Table | SLOW FOOD

“Although the average consumer does have a role in the life of the movement, Emily maintains that food service providers and restaurants have the power to make the biggest shift in the sustainable food movement”.

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Farm to Table | WOBBLY CART FARM

“It’s not that Joseph isn’t concerned about the farm-to-table movement, its values, or the people that it affects; it’s just that Joseph already does what he enjoys: growing healthy food. Regardless of the theoretical underpinnings of the farm-to-table movement, of the trending popularity of some of its values, or of the challenges that small farms face, Wobbly Cart Farm will continue to produce quality product”.

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Brenda Marshall named 2016 ProStart Educator of Excellence

Olympia, WA – On Saturday, February 27, 2016, Brenda Marshall of Joel E. Ferris High School, was awarded the 2016 ProStart Educator of Excellence Award by the Washington Restaurant Association

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Farm to Table | THE MARK

“Food should be life affirming, not death-provoking. Whether you have cancer, know someone who has, or are planning on living forever, Lisa aims to leave her mark”.

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Initiative 1433 & Minimum Wage

On July 6, 2016 signatures were turned in to the Secretary of State’s (SOS) office in support of Initiative 1433 (I-1433) which seeks to increase the state’s minimum wage. An